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Stanley Cup Final Game 5 Live Blog

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins
Penguins representatives will be providing a live-game blog during Penguins' playoff games this season. Check back for updates, injury reports and information throughout the game.

10:44 PM: The Red Wings win this game 5-0. Game 2 will be played in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.

10:39 PM: The Pens kill off the penalty.

10:38 PM: The Pens go on the penalty kill again.

10:33 PM: Detroit leads the third period in shots, 4-5.

10:24 PM: The Pens kill off the penalty.

10:23 PM: Garon denies Hossa with a stick save.

10:19 PM: The Pens go on the penalty kill.

10:15 PM: The power play expires.

10:12 PM: Hossa goes to the box for goalie interference and the Pens go on the power play.

10:09 PM: The third period begins.

9:52 PM: Numbers to note:
-The Wings outshot the Pens, 15-6, in the period.
-Gonchar leads the Pens in shots with three.
-Orpik has tallied five hits so far in the game.
-The Penguins are winning 52% of their faceoffs in the game.

9:50 PM: The second period expires.

9:50 PM: The Pens kill off the five-on-three and the penalty.

9:47 PM: Talbot joins Crosby in the box after Adams just got a shorthanded chance. The game goes to five-on-three.

9:45 PM: Crobsy now goes to the box for slashing Zetterberg.

9:40 PM: Zetterberg converts on the power play and the Penguins pull Fleury and replace him with Garon. Red Wings 5, Penguins 0.

9:37 PM: Talbot skates into Detroit's end shorthanded but he fans on a shot.

9:36 PM: Things are getting chippy after the whistle blow. Kunitz receives a roughing penalty for getting tangled up with Helm behind Pittsburgh's net.

9:25 PM: Rafalski wrists a shot from above the far circle to convert on the power play. Red Wings 4, Penguins 0.

9:22 PM: Malkin now goes to the box for high sticking Franzen.

9:19 PM: Kronwall converts on the power play. Red Wings 3, Penguins 0.

9:18 PM: Gonchar goes to the box and the Pens are on the penalty kill.

9:12 PM: The Wings catch the Pens on a line change and Hossa sets up Filppula with a pass. Filppula flips the puck past Fleury. Red Wings 2, Penguins 0.

9:10 PM: The Pens kill off the penalty.

9:09 PM: The second period begins. The Pens are on the penalty kill.

8:54 PM: Numbers to note:
-The Pens outshot the Wings, 10-8, in the period.
-Datsyuk took 8 shifts and tallied 5:59 of ice time in the period. He did not tally a shot on goal but he earned an assist on Cleary's goal.
-Guerin and Kennedy lead the Penguins in shots with two each.
-Orpik leads the Penguins in hits with three.

8:50 PM: The period expires.

8:49 PM: Kunitz goes to the box and the Pens go on the penalty kill.

8:40 PM: Cleary beats Fleury with a wrist shot on the glove side to give the Red WIngs the lead. Red Wings 1, Penguins 0.

8:34 PM: Fleury makes a great save on a Franzen shot from the slot.

8:32 PM: The power play expires.

8:29 PM: The Pens go on the power play.

8:28 PM: Shots favor the Pens, 3-1, so far in the game but Fleury just made an excellent save on a  Wings' shot that came through traffic in front of the net.

8:23 PM: Malkin, Fedotenko and Talbot create a pair of great scoring chances - way to pressure the Wings.

8:22 PM: The Pens spend the first minute in Detroit's end.

8:20 PM: The puck drops to start the game.

8:15 PM: Scratches for the Penguins tonight are defensemen Philippe Boucher, Alex Goligoski, and forwards Mike Zigomanis, Eric Godard and Petr Sykora.

8:03 PM: The puck drop for the much anticipated Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final is just moments away. The big news going into the game is that Pavel Datsyuk is dressed for Detroit tonight. He has been sidelined with an injury up until tonight.
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